The 10 Best Cheap Hotels in Brussels

The bandstand in Brussels Park dates back to 1841
The bandstand in Brussels Park dates back to 1841 | © Olrat / Alamy Stock Photo
Finding a hotel that meets your expectations can be a daunting task, especially as you try to find one that won’t break the bank. Luckily, Brussels is home to many affordable hotels. Find your next stay with Culture Trip’s guide to the best cheap hotels in the Belgian capital.

Getaway Studios Brussels Airport

Budget Hotel
A great choice if you’re planning for a longer stay without compromising on space and price.
Getaway Studios is a great choice if you’re planning for a longer stay | Courtesy of

Getaway Studios is the perfect home away from home. Located in the Zaventem neighbourhood, this 33-room boutique hotel is a great choice if you’re planning an extended stay and don’t want to compromise on space and price. Four different kinds of rooms are available, including studios with a terrace, a kitchenette and private bathroom. Situated outside the city, the hotel is a mere five-minute walk to Buda train station but is also within proximity of NATO Headquarters.

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ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain

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The ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain is a chic hotel with a modern vibe | Courtesy of ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain /

Located on the outer edge of the city, the ibis Brussels Centre Châtelain is a chic hotel with a modern vibe. The rooms at this establishment are on the smaller side, making this an ideal stay for backpackers and solo travellers. Offering a laundry service and tour and ticket assistance, the hotel also provides breakfast for an extra fee. Guests staying here have multiple attractions on their doorstep, such as the European Parliament Building, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Museum of Musical Instruments. After a long day of exploring the city, finish off with a visit to the hotel bar and lounge.

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Hotel De Fierlant

Budget Hotel
A quaint and modern hotel in central Brussels.
Hotel De Fierlant is a quaint and modern hotel in central Brussels | Courtesy of Hotel De Fierlant /

Hotel de Fierlant is a quaint and modern hotel in central Brussels. This homely accommodation has 40 rooms, with options ranging from a twin and double room to a standard apartment with two bedrooms. With a breakfast buffet included in the price, travelling families will particularly enjoy this hotel as it also provides cribs for small children and welcomes pets. When ready for sightseeing, take a short walk to Porte de Hal and Notre Dame de la Chapelle, a 12th-century Catholic church that is still active to this day.

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Urban Suites Brussels EU

Budget Hotel

Located right in the middle of the city in the Upper Town neighbourhood, Urban Suites is an eclectic apartment complex that allows guests to live like Bruxellois. There are three different apartments to choose from, all ranging in size and accommodation. If you are travelling with a large group or are having an extended stay in Brussels, Urban Suites could be the perfect fit for you. Some of the main amenities include, but aren’t limited to, childcare (surcharge), a coffee shop below and a lovely garden. Some of the nearby attractions are the Belgian Comic Strip Center, the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula and the famous Manneken Pis.

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Hotel Catalonia Brussels

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The Hotel Catalonia is a beautiful hotel suitable for all kinds of travellers | Courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Brussels /

Found near the Barrière de St Gilles, Hotel Catalonia is suitable for all kinds of travellers, particularly families or large groups. Its spacious triple and triple premium rooms are pet-friendly, welcoming dogs up to 19.9 kilograms (44 pounds). Art lovers will enjoy this hotel as it’s conveniently situated near the Horta Museum and Forest National, a multipurpose arena that often hosts big concerts. While the hotel offers breakfast, it comes at an added cost.

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Vintage Hotel Brussels

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Located in the heart of Brussels, the Vintage Hotel has a retro feel | Courtesy of Vintage Hotel Brussels /

The aptly named Vintage Hotel has a retro feel and lies in the heart of Brussels – a mere five-minute walk from both the Louise/Louiza and Hôtel des Monnaies/Munthof stations. The 38 rooms here include those with multiple bedrooms – perfect for families – and those that connect to give you more space. A terrace and garden are also available, and if you fancy a drink after a long day of exploring, the hotel’s bar-lounge area offers wine and beer. The Vintage Hotel also has a business centre and limo and town car services. Located nearby are popular attractions like Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

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Les Chambres de Franz

Budget Hotel

A little more on the unconventional side, Les Chambres de Franz is a guest house with three separate apartments: the standard double room, the superior double room with a garden view or the studio. Guests also have access to a terrace where they can have their breakfast. All three rooms feature modern furniture and a fully equipped kitchen. Fancy a walk in the park? Les Chambres de Franz is within walking distance to several parks in the area, along with the Horta Museum and Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon.

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The Pantone Hotel

The most colourful hotel you will find in Brussels.
The Pantone Hotel is the most colourful hotel you will find in Brussels | Courtesy of The Pantone Hotel /
If you’re familiar with the Pantone colour wheel, then this is the place for you. The ‘hotel of colours’ is aesthetically one of the coolest hotels you’ll find in Brussels. There is a distinct hue on every floor, making it a work of art in its own right. Breakfast is available for an extra charge or bundled with your room price. The hotel also has an on-site bar-lounge and terrace. Nearby are some of the city’s top attractions, including the Museum of Musical Instruments.
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MEININGER Hotel Bruxelles City Center

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Located in the heart of the city, the MEININGER Hotel features bright and spacious rooms that will make you feel like you are at home. Whether you are travelling alone or with family, the guest rooms come in a range of sizes, and for an extra fee, pets are allowed to stay. This hotel also offers bike rentals, perfect if you want to see the city in a more fast-paced way and immerse yourself like a resident. If biking is not your chosen path, the Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen station is a short walk away.

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Yadoya Hotel

Budget Hotel
The serene, modern rooms will transform you into a state of tranquillity
The serene, modern rooms at the Yadoya Hotel will transform you into a state of tranquillity | Courtesy of Yadoya Hotel /

The tranquil, Japanese-inspired Yadoya Hotel sits within the city centre of Brussels and has a variety of serene, modern rooms and luxury suites. Breakfast is available in the form of a breakfast buffet or off an à la carte menu. Transportation is at your doorstep, with the Yser/Ijzer station located nearby. Also, you are a quick 20-minute walk away from the Royal Palace of Brussels and Brussels Park. Pets are not allowed.

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This article is an updated version of a story created by Nana Van de Poel.

These recommendations were updated on May 15, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.